Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software > Linux - Games
User Name
Linux - Games This forum is for all discussion relating to gaming in Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 02-02-2009, 10:28 PM   #1
Registered: Jun 2008
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 266

Rep: Reputation: 36
open source equivalents

so I've been looking on wikipedia and around the internet, and haven't found much, and it's always nice to get people's personal opinions, so I was wondering, what are some good open source alternatives that are similar to these proprietary games:

1. Age of Empires II (some kind of RTS)
2. Rogue Squadron (3d flying/fighter game, preferably scifi)\
3. Super Smash Brothers

Old 02-03-2009, 04:15 AM   #2
Registered: Jan 2003
Location: UK
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 33

Rep: Reputation: 16
1. Age of Empires II (some kind of RTS)

Check out this..

List of Open Source games in Wikipedia

Old 02-03-2009, 04:45 AM   #3
LQ Guru
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: $RANDOM
Distribution: slackware64
Posts: 12,928
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 1288Reputation: 1288Reputation: 1288Reputation: 1288Reputation: 1288Reputation: 1288Reputation: 1288Reputation: 1288Reputation: 1288
First, note that you can likely play those games through wine.

Globulation 2
Bos Wars
Battle for Wesnoth (turn-based)
FreeCol (turn-based)

Privateer Remake
Vega Strike
Flight Gear Flight Sim (not sci-fi)

Just use:
get the rom somewhere and play it.
Old 02-16-2009, 12:35 AM   #4
Registered: Nov 2006
Location: Jalandhar, India
Distribution: openSuSE 11.0, Granular 1.0, Mandriva One 2009, Fedora 11
Posts: 60

Rep: Reputation: 18
My suggestions are quite similar to those of already listed by , but anyway, here they are. I am mentioning them from my own gaming experience.

1. Age of Empires II - Battle for Wesnoth
2. Rogue Squadron - Flight Sim
3. Super Smash Brothers - SuperTux



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LXer: Open source on campus: The Stanford Open Source Lab LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 02-12-2008 05:00 PM
LXer: Global Summit of Open Source Leaders Releases Free Online Report on State of Commercial Open Source LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 05-04-2007 08:46 AM
LXer: Open Source coders caught stealing Open Source code LXer Syndicated Linux News 1 04-06-2007 07:08 AM
LXer: Krugle offers code search engine for open source, with open source LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 02-27-2007 08:04 AM
LXer: Open Source Geospatial Foundation Selects Tyler Mitchell, Open Source Advocate, as Executive Director LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 10-19-2006 09:54 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software > Linux - Games

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:31 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration